|“||Ends justify means.||”|
— Madison Clark, "Minotaur"
Madison Clark, also known as Maddy or Miss C (by her students, before The Fall), originally from Alabama, was a guidance counselor at the Paul R. Williams High School in El Sereno. Prior to the zombie apocalypse; she helped students prepare for their future. She brought up her two children after the death of her husband Stephen Clark in a traffic accident. 
Madison was described in the initial casting call as "a thirty-something single mom to two kids", and "looks like the girl next door, but there's an edge to her".
Madison had a troubled relationship with her father, hitting him during an argument at the age of 13. Eventually, she shot and killed her alcoholic father when she was still a child because of how he beat her mother. The killing was not uncovered by the authorities.
She attended college and worked as a bartender to pay for her student fees. Eventually, she met and married Stephen Clark and got a job as a guidance counselor.
She was a single mother to her two children after the suicide of her husband Stephen Clark and had a miscarriage between the births of Nick and Alicia. She worked as a guidance counselor at Paul R. Williams High School and was said to be popular with the students. One of the English teachers there, Travis, was her fiance.
Like many others, the apocalypse brings up issues from her past that had been long buried, and that she now has to deal with. It has also brought out that "edge" in her; she is one of the people who can see the difficult decisions that are needed, now that the world has changed, though she's not always as quick to take those decisions.
Her character is changing as time goes by. She puts down the headmaster (Art) of the school where she works, with some skill - after a slow start. She was willing to expel the remnants of Brandon's Group from the Rosarito Beach Hotel until Travis made that a moot point.
- Her Father (Pre-Apocalypse)
- Art Costa (Infected)
- Reed (Caused)
- Connor (Caused)
- Derek (Before Reanimation)
- Brandon (Infected)
- Alejandro Nuñez (Before Reanimation)
- Phil McCarthy (Out of Mercy)
- Jeremiah Otto (Indirectly Caused)
- Troy Otto
- 1 unnamed member of Connor's Pirates (Caused)
- 3 unnamed Broke Jaw Ranch residents (Infected)
- Numerous counts of infected
- As of Season 3, Episode 11 ("La Serpiente") Madison is the only character to have appeared in every episode except for Daniel Salazar's Season 3 bottle episode "100".
|Season 1 appearances|
|Pilot||So Close, Yet So Far||The Dog||Not Fade Away||Cobalt||The Good Man|
|Season 2 appearances|
|Monster||We All Fall Down||Ouroboros||Blood in the Streets||Captive|
|Sicut Cervus||Shiva||Grotesque||Los Muertos||Do Not Disturb|
|Pablo & Jessica||Pillar of Salt||Date of Death||Wrath||North|
|Season 3 appearances|
|Eye of the Beholder||The New Frontier||Teotwawki||100||Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame||Red Dirt|
|The Unveiling||Children of Wrath||Minotaur||The Diviner||La Serpiente||Brother's Keeper|
|This Land Is Your Land||El Matadero||Things Bad Begun||Sleigh Ride|
|Clark family||Stephen Clark|
|Females still Alive||Gloria • Bethany Exner • Richards • Jones • Daniel Salazar • ND Infected Woman • Castro • High School Student • Physics Teacher • Cheer Captain • Faculty Member • National Guard Driver • Nurse • Student 1 • Gonzales • Joanna Cruz • Woman (So Close, Yet So Far) • Susan Tran • Guardswoman • Neighbor • Gladys Cruz • Girl With Doll • Andrew Adams • Cole • Maria Thompson • Cynthia Ramirez • Neighbor 1 • Thompson Daughter 1 • Thompson Daughter 2 • Kimberly|
|Los Angeles residents||Travis Manawa • Alicia Clark • Calvin • Matt Sale • Ofelia Salazar • Gloria • Bethany Exner • ICU Doctor • Tobias • ND Infected Woman • Melvin Allen • High School Student • Physics Teacher • Cheer Captain • Druggie 2 • Faculty Member • Rocky Knath • LAPD Unit • National Guard Driver • Henderson • Old Man • Nurse • Dominic Fratto • Pale Face Junkie • Lab Coat • Student 1 • Gonzales • Joanna Cruz • Peter Dawson • Bystander|